Inpex spuds exploration well offshore southern Japan

Inpex Corp., Tokyo, commences drilling of an exploration well June 5 offshore the Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in southern Japan. The well is 130 km off Shimane in 210 m of water, about halfway between Tsushima and Oki Island.

The well is part of an Agency for Natural Resources & Energy program called Heisei 26-28 Domestic Offshore Drilling Program in Japan, which was announced in mid-2015 (OGJ Online, Aug. 12, 2015).

The Japanese government conducted a geophysical survey over the area in 2011, and Inpex conducted a 3D geophysical survey in 2013 based on the earlier project.

Contact Tayvis Dunnahoe at tayvisd@ogjonline.com.

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